Medicines assessment & compliance support

Published on: 19th July 2013 | Updated on: 15th March 2022

Examples of this service that have been commissioned locally are available on the Community Pharmacy England online services database.

Tools and publications which may be useful to support the commissioning of this service can be found on the Service development tools and publications hub.

Click on a heading below for more information. 

Template service specification

Medicines assessment & compliance support template service specification (Microsoft Word)

Medicines assessment & compliance support template service specification (PDF)

Above is a nationally negotiated template service specification (developed and agreed by Community Pharmacy England, the Department of Health and NHS Employers) and associated resources on the service. LPCs and contractors are able to negotiate to provide services in accordance with this specification where a local need for the service is determined. Alternatively LPCs, contractors or the service commissioner are free to develop their own local services in response to identified needs.

Community Pharmacy England resources

Community Pharmacy England Services Case Studies Hub

Community Pharmacy England guidance on the Equality Act

Community Pharmacy England guidance on the Equality Act & 28 Day Prescribing

Community Pharmacy England Briefing 01/16 Equality Act 2010 (Jan 2016)
This Community Pharmacy England Briefing updates “Community Pharmacy England Briefing 084/13: Equality Act 2010” on the Equality Act 2010 (incorporating its predecessor legislation the Disability Discrimination Act 1995).

Other resources

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence – Medicines management for people receiving social care in the community (August 2018)

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) – The value of community pharmacy: full report and summary report.
This report contains a chapter which provides PwC’s assessment of the value associated with community pharmacy’s current support to patients, their famiies and carers in England resulting from adjustmentss made to

Royal Pharmaceutical Society – Improving patient outcomes through the better use of multi-compartment compliance aids (MCA) (Jul 2013)

Disability Discrimination Act resource toolkit (Apr 2005)

For more information on this topic please email

Latest LPCs & Local news

View more LPCs & Local newsSee all